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Best time to visit Delhi, India

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The best time to visit Delhi is November

Are you looking to travel to Delhi and want to find out when’s the best time to visit? You’re in the right place! The perfect time to visit Delhi is November due to the excellent weather conditions, and you might even find that the cost of flights and accommodation are lower than if you travel during the peak holiday seasons.

In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 46℃ (115℉) in Delhi. The average low temperatures in winter float around 9℃ (49℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about 6℃ (43℉).

The sun stays up the longest in Delhi in May, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. The wet season in Delhi falls around July, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in October instead.

By the time you finish reading below, you’ll know everything you need to know about the best time to travel to Delhi. Once you’re ready, we’ve even provided all the tools you’ll ever need to help you book your travel!

Warmest month

June

Least rainfall

October

Most daylight

May

Delhi seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Delhi as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Delhi is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Delhi

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Delhi for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Delhi climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Delhi for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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FEB
MAR
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MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Delhi in January

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 54%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 11mm (0") over 3 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Delhi in January, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Delhi in February

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 52%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 4 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Delhi in February, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Delhi in March

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 37%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 5 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Delhi in March, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Delhi in April

  • Average temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average high temperature: 38℃ (101℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 21%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 15mm (1") over 5 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Delhi in April, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Delhi in May

  • Average temperature: 36℃ (98℉)
  • Average high temperature: 42℃ (108℉)
  • Average low temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average humidity: 18%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 7mm (0") over 4 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Delhi in May, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Delhi in June

  • Average temperature: 37℃ (99℉)
  • Average high temperature: 42℃ (108℉)
  • Average low temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average humidity: 28%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 6 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Delhi in June, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection as it's really hot all day and night.


Delhi in July

  • Average temperature: 33℃ (92℉)
  • Average high temperature: 37℃ (99℉)
  • Average low temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average humidity: 55%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 85mm (3") over 15 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Delhi in July, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Delhi in August

  • Average temperature: 31℃ (89℉)
  • Average high temperature: 35℃ (96℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average humidity: 63%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 69mm (3") over 16 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Delhi in August, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Delhi in September

  • Average temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average high temperature: 35℃ (94℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 58%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 53mm (2") over 10 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Delhi in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.

Delhi in October

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 37%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 1 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Delhi in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Delhi in November

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 32%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 1 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Delhi in November, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Delhi in December

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 39%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 1 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Delhi in December, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Delhi is usually June, where temperatures tend to rise to around 42℃ (108℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Delhi is generally around October. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in October first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Delhi is generally around July, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of July too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Delhi, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in May are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

Delhi map